|Wild Alaska salmon has numerous fantastic health benefits.
Conventional wisdom says that a healthy diet is one that is low in fat
and - invariably - short on flavor. We beg to differ. And so do millions
of connoisseurs of Alaska salmon the world over.
You can study reams of nutritional research. Or, simply observe the
extraordinary health and longevity of people in countries where seafood
is a mainstay of the diet. Either way, the health benefits of Alaska salmon
Alaska Sockeye salmon has the highest level Omega 3 oils of any fish.
In addition to what scientists have known for years about Omega 3's heart-healthy
benefits, current research is uncovering a host of new preventive and curative
Omega 3 attributes.
THE HEART OF THE OMEGA 3 STORY
Science has discovered that the type of dietary fat (monosaturated,
saturated, polyunsaturated) we consume alters the production of an important
group of biological compounds known as eicosanoids. These compounds affect
blood pressure, blood clotting, inflammation, immune function and coronary
Omega 3 oils produce a series of eicosanoids that have been shown to
decrease the risk for heart disease, inflammatory processes and certain
cancers. Omega 3 provide additional heart-healthy benefits by:
-Decreasing blood lipids (cholesterol, LDL's, and triglycerides)
-Decreasing blood clotting factors
-Increasing beneficial relaxation in larger arteries and blood vessels
-Decreasing inflammatory processes in blood vessels
Many modern diets aren't high enough in omega 3 oils to realize optimum
health benefits. However, simply including seafood in the diet two to four
times a week, most people can improve their health. Alaska Salmon is one
of the cold water seafoods particularly high in these "good fats."
Sockeye salmon has the highest amount of omega 3 of any fish: about
2.7 grams per 100 gram portion. Just one serving of Alaska Salmon can lower
your cholesterol and risk of heart disease.
These Omega 3 oils have also been linked to improvements in or prevention
of certain kinds of cancer, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, arthritis, asthma,
certain kinds of mental illness, depression and lupus erythematosus.
Naturally high in many essential vitamins, Alaska Seafood contains vitamins
E, C, D and A. Some varieties are very high in antioxidant E, which has
proven to strengthen the immune system, and lower the risk of heart disease
by reducing buildup of plaque in coronary arteries. Current studies reveal
possible protection against cancer and the formation of cataracts. Some
species also have vitamin C (another antioxidant), vitamin D, and vitamin
A is also found in many seafoods. Alaska Seafood also contains a wide variety
of minerals (including zinc, iron, calcium, selenium).
Natural Alaska Salmon is an excellent source of high quality protein,
and contains predominantly healthy unsaturated fats.
Serving size: 3oz. (85 grams) BCooked, Edible Portion
King Sockeye Silver Pink
160 130 130
470 350 450
Note: Nutritional value for salmon will vary 1-2% in protein and fat
content from these average values, depending upon the maturity of the fish.
For more information on the benefits of Wild Alaska Salmon see www.alaskaseafood.org.